[San Francisco] : Awkward Ladies Club, 2005. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. , illustration. Copies of responses to an ad placed on Craigslist to date the 23 year old author. The responses from the dudes range from sweet, insecure, arrogant and offensive. An early document of the phenomenon of online dating which has now swept the …
Bibliothèque érotique Gérard Nordmann. Livres, manuscrits, dessins, photographies du XVIe au XXe siècle.
Première partie, jeudi 27 avril 2006 [together with:] Seconde partie, jeudi 14 et vendredi 15 décembre 2006. Paris : Christie’s, 2006. Two volumes, quarto, pp. 295, 305, extensively illustrated. One of the finest collections of historical erotica ever formed, the two volume catalogue set lavishly illustrated with hundreds of reproductions.
Melbourne : Incorporated Newsagencies Company, 1973. Tabloid newspaper, pp. 1501 – 1532 (complete issue), illustrated. The cover article ‘After the gay pride ball … the pathos of being human’ describes that despite public celebration in Gay Pride Week, homosexuality still remains a criminal offence and there remains community intolerance towards homosexuality. The centrefold spread ‘A …
GIORNO, John (1936 - )
Barton : Something Else Press, 1973. First edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (spine sunned, edges a little rubbed), unpaginated, photographic illustrations. Text based poetry by Giorno, former lover of Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, whose poems are influenced by the pop art style of the painters. Giorno’s staccato style repetition is recognised as the …
A devastating expose of man’s technique in his pursuit of woman. London : Panther, 1965. Reprint. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 192. Illustrated by Roy Doty. The sex battle : man versus woman. Here are the astounding facts – men will be shocked at the secrets revealed; women will be delighted : What she can attain …
Dear Anita, having a gay time, wish you were here. Gay Pride / San Francisco, Sunday, June 26th, 1977
Oakland: Diana Press,1977. 5.5×6 inch postcard, with photo of San Francisco with “Dear Anita…” written on it on one side and a list of Diana Press publications on the other. Anita Bryant was leading an anti-gay movement at this time. The faux inscription resembles holograph but is printed “in plate”
San Francisco: Whose Town? . 8.5×11 inch handbill, portrait of Harvey Milk wearing a pin that says “Gag rules,” with a bar across his mouth to censor him. Small yellow stain at lower right from a piece of tape that was formerly attached to the verso. Urges the reader to attend the GFD Parade Committee’s general …
Temple ov Psychick Youth
Denver : Temple ov Psychick Youth, 1988. Variously titled Unity ov purpose; World in action. Four newsletters, each approximately 10 photocopied leaves, illustrated, collated with a paperclip. ‘TOPY is dedicated to the manifestation of magical concepts lacking mysticism or the worship of gods. The group focuses on the psychic and magical aspects of the human brain linked with …
San Francisco : Members of the General Membership, Gay Freedom Day Committee, . 8.5×11 inch handbill, minor crease, very good. Text continues on the verso. Leaflet depicting Bruce Goranson, co-chair of the 1980 Gay Freedom Day Parade Committee, who is alleged to have said these words at a planning meeting. Urges the general membership to attend …
GINZBURG, Ralph (1929 - 2006), editor
New York : Eros, 1963. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 94, illustrated. Articles include ‘Was Shakespeare a homosexual?’, ‘The sexual side of anti-semitism’, ‘A letter from Allen Ginsberg’, ‘The natural superiority of women as erotocists’. Also includes ‘Lysistrata by Aristophanes – in a free adaptation by Ivan Grazni’ which reproduces (without credit) Norman Lindsay’s full page …
21 American men’s pocket magazines from the 1950s, including titles People Today; Exclusive; Quick; Bold; Sensation; Focus; TV Life; She featuring pinups, glamour, bloomers, quackery and such wonderful articles as ‘I worshipped Satan’; ‘How to drink and stay sober’; Italy’s movie women : sirens or slobs?’; ‘Liberace’s “Forbidden fruit”; ‘The day 400 addicts raped a town!’; ‘The …
ALTMAN, Dennis (1943 - )
Melbourne : Penguin Books, 1973 (revised edition). Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 251, light wear, overall good. Australian academic Dennis Altman’s groundbreaking study of sexuality within society, where he discusses a future beyond traditional definitions of heterosexuality and homosexuality.
San Francisco : C.C. Riedy, [circa 1870]. Glass microscope slide, 75 x 25 mm, maker’s printed paper label, second label with contemporary manuscript caption Rugae of the walls of a virgin vagina, third label left blank. Good condition. Exhibited: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. ‘Taboo’, curated by Brook Andrew, December 2012 – March 2013.
"BRUCE OF LOS ANGELES" [BELLAS, Bruce] (1909 - 1974)
Volume 1 – 17 (complete); volumes 24, 27, 30, 35, 36. Los Angeles : Bruce of Los Angeles, 1956 – 1966. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (some lightly rubbed), pp. [48 – 54 various]; photographic illustrations. A substantial collection of the first volumes of a beefcake magazine dedicated to the male figure by renowned photographer Bruce Bellas …
HILLERSBERG, Lars; SVEDBERG, Lena; DE GEER, Carl Johan, et al.
Stockholm : Puss, 1968-1973. A complete set of twenty-five issues; number 1 (January 1968) – number 24, (1973), plus the unnumbered English language issue Puss International (1969 or 1970). Quarto (nos. 1-21 and the unnumbered issue) and folio (nos 22-24), stapled, all issues illustrated with original artwork in the form of satirical cartoons and photographic …
A sale exhibition of contemporary works of art at Butterfield & Butterfield Warehouse and Art against AIDS – On the Road, a public art project. May 18 – June 18, 1989 to benefit the American Fountation for AIDS Research and AIDS Minority Health Initiative, Institute Familiar de la Raza, Inc., San Francisco AIDS Foundation. New …